The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Games over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Gaming
Rank 13 51 36
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -15
Permanent jobs citing Games 68 3 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 17.35% 0.93% 5.44%
As % of the General category 39.08% 3.57% 27.12%
Number of salaries quoted 60 3 16
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £39,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Games
Suffolk

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in permanent jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

General Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
General category
174 84 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 44.39% 26.01% 20.07%
Number of salaries quoted 121 55 53
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £45,000 £47,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%

Games
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Ipswich region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Games Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Games
Salary Trend in Ipswich

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Games across the Ipswich region.

Games Salary Trend in Ipswich

Games
Salary Histogram in Ipswich

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Games across the Ipswich region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Games Salary Histogram in Ipswich

Games
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games.

1 72 (78.26%) C#
2 63 (68.48%) OO
3 58 (63.04%) Online Games
4 52 (56.52%) JavaScript
5 51 (55.43%) HTML
5 51 (55.43%) CSS
6 31 (33.70%) SQL
7 29 (31.52%) Java
7 29 (31.52%) HTML5
8 27 (29.35%) jQuery
8 27 (29.35%) .NET
9 23 (25.00%) CSS3
10 22 (23.91%) Subversion
11 17 (18.48%) Degree
12 16 (17.39%) WebSockets
12 16 (17.39%) WebKit
12 16 (17.39%) HTML5 Canvas
12 16 (17.39%) WebGL
13 13 (14.13%) Web Development
14 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
14 12 (13.04%) T-SQL
14 12 (13.04%) Computer Science
15 11 (11.96%) Load Balancing
15 11 (11.96%) Continuous Improvement
15 11 (11.96%) Replication
15 11 (11.96%) Clustering
16 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
16 10 (10.87%) Data Mining
17 6 (6.52%) Mentoring
18 5 (5.43%) Automation Testing

Games
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich region citing Games also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Games. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.09%) Mathematica
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) SaaS
2 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.87%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.09%) OLTP
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 22 (23.91%) Subversion
2 5 (5.43%) Selenium
2 5 (5.43%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.17%) MSBuild
3 2 (2.17%) NuGet
3 2 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (2.17%) SonarQube
3 2 (2.17%) FxCop
3 2 (2.17%) StyleCop
3 2 (2.17%) Ant
General
1 2 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 71 (77.17%) Developer
2 45 (48.91%) Web Developer
3 20 (21.74%) Software Developer
4 17 (18.48%) Junior
5 15 (16.30%) Junior Developer
6 14 (15.22%) Graduate
7 13 (14.13%) C# Developer
8 11 (11.96%) Architect
9 10 (10.87%) Technical Architect
9 10 (10.87%) Junior Web Developer
10 9 (9.78%) Graduate Developer
11 7 (7.61%) Technical Specialist
11 7 (7.61%) Database Architect
11 7 (7.61%) Database Specialist
12 5 (5.43%) Tester
12 5 (5.43%) QA Tester
12 5 (5.43%) Junior C# Developer
12 5 (5.43%) Automation Tester
13 4 (4.35%) Data Architect
14 3 (3.26%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (55.43%) HTML
1 51 (55.43%) CSS
2 29 (31.52%) HTML5
3 27 (29.35%) jQuery
3 27 (29.35%) .NET
4 23 (25.00%) CSS3
5 16 (17.39%) WebSockets
5 16 (17.39%) WebKit
5 16 (17.39%) HTML5 Canvas
5 16 (17.39%) WebGL
6 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET
6 4 (4.35%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.09%) QML
7 1 (1.09%) OpenCL
7 1 (1.09%) Web Services
7 1 (1.09%) OpenGL
7 1 (1.09%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 58 (63.04%) Online Games
2 12 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 11 (11.96%) Replication
3 11 (11.96%) Clustering
4 1 (1.09%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.09%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.09%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.09%) CUDA
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (68.48%) OO
2 13 (14.13%) Web Development
3 11 (11.96%) Load Balancing
3 11 (11.96%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (6.52%) Mentoring
5 5 (5.43%) Automation Testing
5 5 (5.43%) BDD
5 5 (5.43%) TDD
6 4 (4.35%) OOP
7 3 (3.26%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.17%) Game Development
9 1 (1.09%) DevOps
9 1 (1.09%) Coaching
9 1 (1.09%) People Management
9 1 (1.09%) Data Management
9 1 (1.09%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.09%) Data Protection
9 1 (1.09%) 3D Modelling
Programming Languages
1 72 (78.26%) C#
2 52 (56.52%) JavaScript
3 31 (33.70%) SQL
4 29 (31.52%) Java
5 12 (13.04%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.09%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (1.09%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (1.09%) R
7 1 (1.09%) GLSL
7 1 (1.09%) ActionScript
7 1 (1.09%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 17 (18.48%) Degree
2 1 (1.09%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (10.87%) Microsoft